Arts Residencies

Visual Artist in Residence

Lisa Fingleton is Kerry County Council’s first Visual Artist in Residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and supported by Creative Ireland Kerry.

As part of her residency, Lisa would like to work with the people of Kerry to explore the cross sections between creativity and issues, such as climate action and biodiversity, helping them to connect with the world around them. Lisa says “In the past artists painted often very idealised landscapes. What this global pandemic has shown us is our vulnerability, but also our capacity to adapt to unprecedented change and now we are being called to re-explore our relationship with nature and how we represent her.”

Lisa will commence her residency in mid-April and any individuals, artists, groups and schools interested in mentoring and being part of these projects should contact the Arts Office on / 066 7183541 for further information.

Filmmaker in residence:
Mieke Vanmechelen’s film residency has been extended for a further 12 weeks through funding from Sláintecare that is supporting a number of initiatives through the Healthy Ireland Fund. She will continue to work with schools and youth film groups in Kerry.

Writer in Residence
Maire HolmesMáíre Holmes has been re-appointed writer in residence with Kerry County Council. She will continue to provide workshops and feedback remotely to a number of writers groups and individual writers. Further Details


Catherine Young Dancer in Residence


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